Potato Masala
Potato Paliya

Preparation time: 30 min.
Cooking time: 50 min.
Serves 4


Potato Masala 500 g (1 lb.) potatoes
2-3 green chilles (chili peppers), finely chopped
A piece of fresh ginger (2-1/2 cm/1 inch long),
   scraped and finely chopped
2 medium-sized onions, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, finely chopped (optional)
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 cup (8 fl. oz.) water
1/2 cup (3 oz.) boiled green peas (optional)
1 small bunch of coriander
   (Chinese parsley) leaves, finely chopped (to garnish)

For Tempering
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon black gram da1
   (washed urad dal), picked over and rinsed
1 teaspoon Bengal gram dal
   (yellow split peas, chana dal), picked over and rinsed
1 red chilli (chili pepper), halved
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida powder
A few curry leaves



Boil the potatoes in their jackets until cooked. Peel, mash and set aside.

Tempering: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black gram dal, Bengal gram dal, halved red chilli, asafoetida powder, and a few curry leaves.

When the mustard seeds splutter, add the finely chopped green chillies, ginger, onion and tomatoes (if used). Sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add the salt to taste, ground turmeric, and 1 cup (8 fl. oz) water. Cover pan with a lid. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until the onions are well cooked. Add the mashed potatoes and boiled peas (if used). Cook for another 2 minutes, until thoroughly blended.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with Masala Dosai or puris.

Buy the Book!


Vegetarian Cuisine from South India

By Chandra Padmanabhan
Periplus Editions/Tuttle Publishing, November 1999
Trade paperback, $18.95
176 pages, 97 full-color photographs
ISBN: 962-593-527-4
Recipe reprinted by permission.





Cookbook Profile Archive


This page created March 2000

The Global Gourmet
The Global Gourmet®
Main Page


Irish Recipes for
St. Patrick's Day

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share


Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches


Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids
new green basics New Green Basics

Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions

About the
Global Gourmet®
   Contact Info
   Privacy Statement

Recent Cookbooks

Cooking Italian
175 Home Recipes
4-Hour Chef
Bakery Cookbook
Barefoot Contessa
Bouchon Bakery
Burma: Rivers of Flavor
Cake Mix Doctor
Comfort Food
Craft of Coffee
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
Daily Cookie
Fifty Shades Chicken
French Slow Cooker
Frontera - Rick Bayless
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Kitchen Science
Lidia's Favorite Recipes
Make-Ahead and Freeze
Modern Milkshakes
Modernist Cuisine
Mystic Cookbook
Paleo Slow Cooking
Picky Palate
Pop Bakery
Practical Paleo
Quick Family Cookbook
Sensational Cookies
Smitten Kitchen
Southern Living Recipes
Sweet Life in Paris
Trader Joe's Vegetarian
True Food
Whole Larder

More Cookbooks


Kitchen & Home


Copyright © 1994-2013,
Forkmedia LLC



cat toysCatnip Toys

Kitchen & Home